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noun as in seasonal affective disorder


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Written during an introspective period shortly following the end of a nine-year relationship with his then–fiancée, these songs evoke a sense of somber melancholia that feels truly genuine and could only be written by someone going through it.

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Melancholia also produced a scandal at Cannes, but for another reason altogether.

But she continues: “What is the relation between a sign and melancholia?”

The distinction between melancholia and non-melancholia is a key part of your argument.

He also has a taste for dark fugues, nocturnes, and symphonies of melancholia.

No one who sees Melancholia can deny that that role has arrived for Dunst.

In young people particularly, homesickness is a not uncommon cause of melancholia.

In melancholia, as a rule, sleep is very much disturbed, and at times patients do not sleep at all.

Nearly three-fourths of the patients who suffer from melancholia will recover from a first attack under proper care.

In the agitated form of melancholia, the patient is often quiet only when under the influence of a sleeping-potion.

Then it became gradually limited to those forms of insanity which differed from melancholia.

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On this page you'll find 102 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to melancholia, such as: abasement, abjection, blahs, bleakness, bummer, and cheerlessness.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.